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  • Aug 9, 2018
  • 1 Antarctic Ice Melt: Sea Levels Might Be Rising Faster Than Once Thought [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    The newly discovered ‘positive feedback loop’ results in deeper waters retaining their temperature, while hastening the process of glacial melt, which could have a negative effect on the world’s sea levels.

    Image of Antarctic Ice Melt

    Image of Antarctic Ice Melt

    Image of Antarctic Ice Melt

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  • 2 IMD Forecasts a Normal Monsoon in 2018L Impact of El-Nino and IOD [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Rainfall would be 97 % of the 50-year average with a 56 % probability that rains would be normal to excess, the India Meteorological Department said in its first stage long range forecast.

    Imsg of Tracking The monsoon

    Imsg of Tracking The Monsoon

    Imsg of Tracking The monsoon

    Normal monsoon could be a

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  • Aug 7, 2018
  • 1 Developing Indigenous Atomic Clock on NAVIC System [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Atomic clocks on 1st satellite IRNSS-1A of NAVIC is indigenously built satellite system. It will be used in navigation satellites to measure precise location data. Minimum 4 working satellites were sufficient for proper functioning of navigation system.

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

    Image of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

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  • Aug 3, 2018
  • 1 BHEL Commissions 330 MW Hydro-Project at Kishanganga River in Jammu & Kashmir [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, announced that it has commissioned the third and the last 110 Megawatt (MW) unit of the 330 MW Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).

    Map of Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir

    Map of Kishanganga Hydro Power Project in Jammu & Kashmir

    Map of Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir

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  • Aug 1, 2018
  • 1 NHAI Receives Best Design Pavilion Award in Indian Science Congress [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    The NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) pavilion at 105th Indian Science Congress has been adjudged as Best Design Pavilion. The NHAI had put up an exhibition stall to showcase its projects and other initiatives like Electronic Toll Collection, Wayside Amenities, Incident

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  • 2 Year on Year Target for Solar Energy Sector [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Vice President of India, said that India has huge potential to become the leader in solar energy sector addressing the inaugural session of ELECRAMA 2018, organized by the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturing Association, in Noida, UP.

    Image of Year on Year Target for Solar Energy Sector

    Image of Year on Year Target for Solar Energy Sector

    Image of Year on Year Target for Solar Energy Sector

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  • Jul 27, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Government Launches ‘SUVIDHA’- 100 Percent Bio-Degradable Sanitary Napkins (Important) [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The government, announced the launch of 100 percent biodegradable sanitary napkins, to be called “Suvidha”, under the under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana. This step taken by the Department of Pharmaceuticals to ensure Affordable and Quality Healthcare for All

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  • Jul 24, 2018
  • 1 Juno Spacecraft: Raging Cyclones and Jet Streams on Jupiter Perplex Scientists [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    NASA’s Juno spacecraft is continuing to deliver new information about Jupiter. What are the New Findings about Jupiter? - The gas giant’s atmospheric winds are nothing like the atmospheric winds of Earth, the latest findings show. They run deeper into the atmosphere and have lon

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  • 2 Flat Gallium Joins New 2-D Materials [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists during Rice University and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, have detected a process to make atomically prosaic gallium that shows guarantee for nanoscale electronics.

    Image of Flat Gallium Joins New 2-D Materials

    Image of Flat Gallium Joins New 2-D Materials

    Image of Flat Gallium Joins New 2-D Materials

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  • 3 How is Gold Used in NASA Telescopes: Oscars Statuettes and NASA Now Use Same Gold Coating [ Science/Technology, Awards ]

    NASA telescopes and Oscars trophies have gold coating is made by the same company- Epner Technology uses gold electroplating for NASA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Image of Gold Used in NASA Telescopes

    Image of Gold Used in NASA Telescopes

    Image of Gold Used in NASA Telescopes

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  • Jul 23, 2018
  • 1 Aadhaar Data Breach- Aadhaar Security [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance ]

    A recent report revealed that access to any Aadhaar holder’s details could be gained, through a mere payment of Rs. 500, via an anonymous service on WhatsApp. As per the report, the payment allowed the person to be designated as an ‘agent’, which in turn granted him access to the

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  • 2 Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon for Audi Lunar Quattro [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Vodafone plans to create the first 4G network on the Moon to support a mission by ’PTScientists’ in 2019. The project will last for about 11 days because of massive change in temperature on the moon. Vodafone has appointed Nokia as its technology partner.

    Image of Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon

    Image of Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon

    Image of Vodafone and Nokia to Create First 4G Network on Moon

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  • 3 National Science Day 2018 (28th Feb) [ Science/Technology, Important Days ]

    National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated in India on February 28 each year to mark the discoveries of Indian physicist CV Raman and to spread the message about the importance of science in daily life of individuals. On 28 February 1928, Raman led experiments at the IACS with coll

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  • Jul 19, 2018
  • 1 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    In 1973, Chipko movement was used to protect trees & forests from harvesting. Google celebrated this eco-feminist movement thru doodle. Main purpose of Chipko movement was to protect trees & forests.

    Image of 45<sup>th</sup> Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

    Image of 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

    Image of 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

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  • 2 🌟 VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    While stricter norms on industries & chemical usage has brought down concentration levels of pollutants in US & Europe, India is still engaged in twin battle against Industrial pollution and Vehicular pollution.

    Image of VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat

    Image of VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat

    Image of VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat

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  • Jul 18, 2018
  • 1 Ministry of Info. & Broadcasting Establishes a Dedicated Web-Portal for Promotion of Audio Visual [ Science/Technology ]

    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will establish dedicated web portal to spread information on filming locations & production facilities available in India. Film Facilitation Office is in process of establishing dedicated web portal that will disseminate information on fil

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  • 2 🌟 Railways Phasing Out Asbestos- a Suspected Health Hazard (Important) [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Railways ]

    Broken-down asbestos roofs on railway stations were being replaced by metal sheets since June 2009. Asbestos sheet is manufactured from naturally occurring fibrous mineral has been an imp. construction material for India’s railways.

    Image Railways Phasing out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

    Image Railways Phasing Out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

    Image Railways Phasing out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

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  • 3 🌟 Mutant Bacteria Could Be Answer to Plastics Pollution Crisis (Important) [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Great Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of Texas, & it’s only getting bigger. In fact, some estimates claim that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in ocean. New scientific discovery is providing some hope in plastics pollution crisis.

    Image of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    Image of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    Image of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 1 National Technology Day: Technology is Destiny, but Technology Must Also Be Equity [ Science/Technology, Speeches ]

    Emphasising that technology is destiny, President has said, technology must be equity & its fruits must be accessible to all. Following are Key Points of His Speech - Finances & resources must be available to all technologists who wish to turn entrepreneurs & to migrate from lab

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  • Jul 16, 2018
  • 1 GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    On 29th March 2018, India successfully launched GSAT-6A communication satellite using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08). Satellite is equipped w/S & C band transponders & has mission life of about ten years.

    Image of GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite

    Image of GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite

    Image of GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite

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  • Jul 14, 2018
  • 1 60 MW Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project in Uttarkashi [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Govt. officials have laid foundation stone for 60-MW Naitwar Mori hydro project on Tons River in Mori, Uttarkashi dist. of U’Khand. Project is scheduled to be completed by December 2021, in a record period of 48 months.

    Run-of-river Naitwar Mori hydroelectric plant is developed

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  • Jul 13, 2018
  • 1 NITI Aayog and Google Sign SoI to Help Grow AI Ecosystem in India [ Science/Technology ]

    NITI Aayog & Google signed Statement of Intent (SoI) to enhance growth in artificial intelligence (AI) & machine learning (ML) ecosystem in India. SoI was signed on 7th May, 2018. SoI was signed by Anna Roy, Advisor, NITI Aayog & Rajan Anandan, Vice President of Google India & So

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  • Jul 11, 2018
  • 1 GOBAR-DHAN: Swachh Bharat Mission Launches GOBAR-DHAN to Promote Wealth and Energy from Waste [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To make farmers more self-reliant, central scheme ‘Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) ’ is launched at National level by Union Ministry for Drinking Water & Sanitation & State Govt. of Haryana.

    Map of Dairy Research Institute (Institute)

    Map of Dairy Research Institute (Institute)

    Map of Dairy Research Institute (Institute)

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  • Jul 9, 2018
  • 1 🌟 MNRE Issues National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Ministry of New & Renewable Energy on 14th May 2018 issued National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy in New Delhi. Scheme for new hybrid projects under policy is expected shortly. It aims to reduce variability in renewable power generation & achieve better grid stability.

    Image of Wind And Solar Hybrid Power Systems

    Image of Wind And Solar Hybrid Power Systems

    Image of Wind And Solar Hybrid Power Systems

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  • 2 Summary of ISRO Missions to Moon & Mars [ Science/Technology ]

    ISRO is preparing for Chandrayaan-2 in succession to its successful launch of Chandrayaan-1 in 2008. ISRO is all set to land its 1st lunar rover on moon by end of March 2018. CHANDRAYAAN-1: Launched from Sriharikota off East coast of India at estimated cost of USD 83 million.

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  • Jul 6, 2018
  • 1 Indian Railways Fits Specially Designed Aerators in Basin-Taps of Tejas Express [ Environment/Ecology, Railways ]

    Specially-designed aerators are installed in basin-taps of Tejas Express train as step towards water conservation by Indian Railway Ministry. Measure was taken by Bhusawal Division of Central Railway zone. Aerators thru their fine pores break incoming stream of water into fine su

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  • Jul 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 E-Vidhan Mission Mode Project to Make Functioning of State Legislatures Paperless (Important) [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs inaugurated new office of Central Project Monitoring Unit for e-Vidhan project of Government at Parliament House Annexe. It was launched by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs, Statistics & Programme Implementation as pa

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  • 2 EPFO Introduces ‘View Pension Passbook’ Service for the Pensioners Through Umang App [ Science/Technology ]

    Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) started ‘View Pension Passbook’ service for pensioners thru Umang App. Shareholders will be able to see their passbook details on applying app, so that they will know balance. Umang app was launched by govt. in 2017.

    Image of Employment Provident Fund Organization

    Image of Employment Provident Fund Organization

    Image of Employment Provident Fund Organization

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  • Jul 3, 2018
  • 1 BS-VI Fuel Will Bring Down Sulphur Level by 80 Percent from Current BSIV Levels [ Environment/Ecology ]

    BS VI fuel for automobiles are expected to cut level of pollutant sulphur in petrol & diesel by as much as 80%. Advancing Date of rollout of shift to BS VI fuels announced by 2 years to 2018 in national capital Delhi & 2019 in adjoining National Capital Region (NCR).

    Image of Bring Down Sulphur Level

    Image of Bring Down Sulphur Level

    Image of Bring Down Sulphur Level

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  • 2 What is Asita? Yamuna River Front Development Project [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has asked Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to expedite “Asita”, its Yamuna River Front Development Project. People-friendly bio-diversity zone will be created for people to interact freely w/river’s eco-system.

    Image of Yamuna River Front Development Project

    Image of Yamuna River Front Development Project

    Image of Yamuna River Front Development Project

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